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Men’s health: What barriers are stopping inactive Māori men getting back into exercise?

‘Fishbowl gyms’ and putting work and whānau first are amongst the reasons stopping overweight Māori men getting back into exercise, a recent study indicates.

Champion of Māori health wins Health Volunteer of the Year

Kim Gosman, a retired nurse and health leader who for decades has combined volunteer work with her professional career was yesterday honoured as Health Volunteer of the Year.

Māori health trust founder honoured

Christine Brears’ commitment to improving the health of kohanga reo kids in the 1980s – leading to the founding of an early Māori health trust – was honoured recently. by Rebekah Fraser.

Action plan launched to boost nursing’s ability to enhance Kiwi’s health

Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing.

Kids to wear cameras in University of Auckland study of ‘healthy’ marketing

Portable cameras have revealed how our kids are exposed to junk food advertisements nearly 30 times each day, fuelling concerns over how marketing might be contributing to New Zealand's childhood obesity epidemic.

Opinion: Maria Baker – Real concerns highlighted over mental health services for Māori

Mental health services need to actively address the growing use of seclusion and restraint on Māori clients, says Te Rau Matatini CEO Maria Baker.

Māori more likely to undergo compulsory mental health treatment

Māori are more likely to be subjected to compulsory mental health treatment and placed in seclusion, the latest Director Of Mental Health annual report has revealed.

Newly-funded research targets mental health needs of Māori youth

A study will explore if an e-screening tool can increase the rate of mental health assessments in youth, and make it easier to disclose sensitive information.

Dedication to end inequity in health brings top award

Harwood, a University of Auckland clinical researcher focused on tackling some of the biggest health inequities in our society, has just been awarded this year's L'Oreal Unesco Women in Science New Zealand Fellowship.

Scholarship winner aims to end threat of antibiotic resistance

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics will become a global problem if antibiotic resistance is not halted but a Kiwi PhD student has won a scholarship which will allow him to join the ranks of scientists around the world working to solve the problem.

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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